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CNN
Sep 25, 2012 4:00pm EDT
on the turmoil in the middle east. also, mitt romney talking aid, trade and more drilling down on foreign policy. we're going to hear what he's saying. and the news many homeowners have been waiting for years to hear. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a brief break from the verbal sparring, the white house race. president obama stepped back in the global spotlight in new york today addressing the united nations assembly. he spoke at length about the turmoil in the middle east touting diplomacy and coalition building as the solution to the crisis to the region that's been vexing his administration. jessica yellin is traling with the president in new york. jessica, give us an update. what did the president say? >> reporter: wolf, when the president spoke here he had two major audiences, a global audience and a domestic audience. voters listening now to foreign policy issues with a new ear and a new eye after this violence in libya. and the president addressing it all just six weeks out from the election. at the united nations, president obama used the world stage to declare. >>
CBS
Sep 25, 2012 7:00am PDT
is attacking president obama's foreign policy record at a campaign rally in colorado. romney said america needs a president who will shape events and not be at their mercy. jan crawford is in denver. jan, what happened to the reset that the romney campaign said they were going to do talking about economy and jobs? instead it seems like they're talking about foreign policy. >> reporter: right. it was foreign policy yesterday. although, romney has said he's going to be drawing a sharper contrast with the president. we sure saw that here in denver. he hit the president hard for saying recent events in the middle east were bumps in the road. he also criticized the administration's response to those attacks in libya. >> the world looks at the events going on. they don't see these events as bumps in the road. these are lives. this is humanity. this is freedom. >> reporter: campaigning in colorado, romney was referring to comments the president made to "60 minutes," when he said recent events in the middle east were bumps in the road. the white house said the president was talking broadly about events
CNN
Sep 25, 2012 6:00pm PDT
secretary of state for public affairs and ambassador richard williams, mitt romney's senior foreign policy advisor. welcome to you both. let me start with you, p.j. crowley. what do we do about iran and president ahmadinejad? >> well, this clearly will be one of the most compelling issues that the next president faces, either obama in a second term or romney in a first term. as the president said today, there's still time and space to work this diplomatically. he's put down a very firm position that iran will not have a nuclear weapon. i think governor romney actually agrees with that. >> richard, one of the problems here of course is credibility on all sides, and the reason i say that, i discussed with president clinton earlier the comparisons to iraq. here you have another bad guy in the same kind of region who everyone says has wmd or wants to, in this case, get wmd. it turned out to be not true in the case of saddam hussein. he didn't have any weapons of mass destruction. can the west afford to go into any kind of military conflict with iran, with ahmadinejad, and then discover actuall
CNN
Sep 25, 2012 9:00pm EDT
policy front and center at this point in the campaign. >> i thought it was good mitt romney went there, cracked a couple of good jokes, and you have to say, look at the overall position in this election, it seems extraordinary to me that the polls seem to be widening. when you have a country that's 8.2% unemployment, $16 trillion in debt, gas prices doubling, all of the huge sticks to beat the incumbent president with. and you look at it, mitt romney has to win, the lead stretched to an eight-point lead. why is this happening? why is mitt romney not able to persuade the public, despite the devastating statistics against barack obama's tenure? he's apparently rolling away to victory in places like ohio? >> is that for me, piers? >> yes, richard. >> thank you. first there, are ebbs and flows. jimmy carter was far ahead in his election against ronald reagan, where he was beaten decessively. i think polls would show them statistically tied, tough fights in certain swing states. what governor romney is trying to do is point out the fundamental differences between his faith ain the private s
FOX News
Oct 1, 2012 8:00am PDT
a more effective version. as we carry on george w. bush's policies. on israel i think some of the romney charges are accurate. the fact is that the president has gratuitously alienated the prime minister of israel on an issue frankly was not relevant, which was settlements. and i don't think, unlike bill clinton, and george w. bush, that this president has the kind of emotional sensitivity that think is required to create some measure of partnership with the israelis even though netanyahu is a difficult guy. on syria, look, let's be clear. we're coming off the two longest wars in american history. the last thing we need is another military adventure that isn't thought through very clearly. on iran, no matter who is president we have got big trouble coming. israelis rightly need to figure out a way to prevent iran from enriching uranium. the question is, whether or not you can do that short of war? and right now, neither barack obama nor mitt romney, nor benjamin netanyahu have answers to that. so --. >> brought us through some very important regions in the middle east and it is such a bi
NBC
Sep 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
, governor mitt romney is attacking president obama's foreign policy record at a campaign rally in colorado. romney said america needs a president who will shape events and not be at their mercy. jan crawford is in denver, and jan, what happened to the reset that the romney campaign said they were going to do, talking about economy and jobs? instead, it seems like they're talking about foreign policy. >> right. it was foreign policy yesterday. although romney has said he's going to be drawing a sharper contrast with the president. we sure saw that here in denver. he hit the president hard for saying recent events in the middle east were bumps in the road and he also criticized the administration's response to those attacks in libya. >> the world looks at the events going on, they don't see these events as bumps in the road. these are lives. this is humanity. this is freedom. >> reporter: campaigning in colorado, romney was referring to comments the president made on "60 minutes", saying recent events in the middle east were bumps in the road. the white house was talking about recent events
CNN
Sep 26, 2012 1:00pm PDT
ad that shows romney looking directly into the camera. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. >> reporter: translation, pay no attention to the man in that hidden camera video. >> the 47% who are with him, who are dependent on government very much -- >> reporter: but for romney when it rains it pours. his two-day under steady showers has a feel of a race against time. a new poll quinnipiac finds romney trailing the president by ten points in ohio, nine points in florida and 12 in pennsylvania. an abc "the washington post" poll may explain why. 54% said they had an unfavorable view of romney's comments on voters who don't pay taxes. romney told cnn he's not worried about the numbers. >> we're taking our message to the people of ohio and across the country. and polls go up and down. but frankly you're going to see the support that i need to become president on election day. >> reporter: but he's facing some strong economic headwinds in ohio where the governor, john casic, touted his state'
CNN
Sep 26, 2012 4:00pm EDT
policies. look, mitt romney's supposed strength has been the economy. he's been running for president for five years. so it's not that voters don't know him. it's that they know him too well. he has lost his edge on the economy in all of the recent polls. so voters are now looking at him to say, okay, if we don't trust him on the economy which has been the foundation for his platform for running for president, we certainly don't trust him on any of the other issues that are important to us. like education, like housing, like jobs. and so we don't like what he is telling us. and especially when you have the video that came out, it's absolutely devastating. so it's going to be very tough to turn this around. >> let me set that up just for a second. mary, you got a lot of attention for something you said to me right here in "the situation room" last week. let's listen and talk about it. >> many of us have been waiting for mitt romney to say this clearly and loudly, there are makers and takers, there are producers and there are parasites. i hope he doesn't just double down, quadruples dow
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
by as much as ten points in the state. trade policy with china will be front and center today. romney claims president obama hasn't been tough enough. and this morning, the obama campaign is slamming romney for his investment in chinese companies. >>> new worries on wall street. global stocks down sharply today, partly because of growing unrest in europe. violent protests erupted in spain and greece, against severe new government spending cuts. >>> meanwhile, here at home, despite encouraging news about the housing market, investors are concerned after the federal reserve announced that he's not sure the fed's pollies will be enough to get the economy going again. >>> and the nfl and the locked out referees have reportedly returned to the bargaining table, amid the controversial call by replacement referees monday night. green bay lost that game, sort of. and now, the city's mayor has written a letter to roger goodell saying the scandal jeopardizes green bay's economy. >>> and coppertone sunscreen, will settle a lawsuit for claiming it was water-proof. >>> and whitney houston's daughter, bob
ABC
Sep 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
. that's what obama's policies have done for women. welcome, daughter. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> coming up, ty burrell and "modern family" takes over "gma." go nowhere. >> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. >> good morning. it is 7:56. i am brad bell. there will be a ceremony today t of greyhoundar service at union station. start serving union station tomorrow. the terminal was sold last year. in the firestorm of the nfl officials was on display at the game last night. away with a victory r an interception on the -- it was ruled to be a touchdown. news channel 8 will have an in- theh report at the top of hour. out what is on the road. >> good morning. we start with our metro note. blue and orange line riders -- there single tracking on between orange lines and federalet center. youris when to impact drive with delays. your drive is being impacted crash on the bw parkway southbound at powder mill road. blocking the left lane. the beltway in montgomery county. the innerme delays on making your way georgia avenue. on therdana from 95 loop. get a
CNN
Sep 25, 2012 9:00am PDT
with mr. netanyahu. >> an interesting time to be at the united nations. >>> mitt romney is on the national stage today. he's talking foreign policy at the clinton global initiative. he says foreign aid must be tied to american values. >> to foster work and enter prize price in the middle east and other places, i'll put in place prosperity pacts. it will identify barriers to sbre entrepreneurship in developing nations. they'll receive u.s. assistance packages focusing on developing the institutions of liberty. >> we saw a lighter side of mr. romney. he opened with a joke after former president bill clinton, who backs barack obama, introduced him. >> it's an honor to be here this morning. i appreciate your kind words and that introduction is very touching. if there's one thing we have learned in this election season, by the way, it's that a few words from bill clinton can do a man a lot of good. [ applause ] >> and mr. romney used part of his speech to push a theme of his campaign, reiterating he would never apologize for america. >>> from politicians to philanthropists, the clinton global i
CNN
Sep 28, 2012 1:00pm EDT
of college today can't find a job or a college level job. on both fronts, this president's policies have not worked for the young people of america. >> their first debate happens on wednesday. the romney team is downplaying expectations. romney advisor beth myers distributes this memo explaining why the president is probably going to do better. she says that president obama is one of the most talented political communicateors in modern history. this will be his eighth one-on-one presidential debate and romney's first. the president will use his ample rhetorical gifts to attack romney. obama won the debates against john mccain if 2008 by double digits. it is not just the romney team that is trying to lower expectations. check out what obama's senior campaign advisor said recently. >> look, mitt romney, i think, has an advantage because he has been through 20 of these debates in the primaries over the last year. he even bragged that he was declared the winner in 16 of those debates. so i think in that sense having been through this much more recently than president obama, i think he starts
CNN
Sep 26, 2012 8:00pm PDT
romney has had a hard time doing that. what mitt romney needs to do is say look, i'm the candidate who's going to deliver more work and better and higher wages through my plan an there are a few things like energy policy and making the case for tax reform. he's made it much, much harder for himself than he should have. >> go ahead. >> it's a little hard for mitt romney to talk about what he is going to do on health care when he sd he is going to repeal all of the affordable care act then say i'm going to keep some parts of it. so again, it's sort of like dude, exactly what are you trying to do here? i think the difference between george w. bush, he ran as a compassionate conservative and he had his conservative base locked up. romney's dealing with people whobds we're not really trusting you. if you're the obama campaign, what jim messina should do, he should play the video of alec baldwin and glenn ross saying always be closing. the one thing you cannot understand, a poll's a poll. folks have not cast any ballots, so the obama campaign should stay aggressive. stay absolutely aggressi
MSNBC
Sep 25, 2012 6:00am EDT
, it didn't. it's actually worse now than it's been. mitt romney's also sharpening his attacks when it comes to president obama's handling of foreign policy. the publican candidate keyed in on this phrase that the president udu a miservi when he was asked about the recent unrest in the muslim world. >> i think it was absolutely the right thing for us to do to align ourselves with democry, universal rights, a notion that people have -- have to be able to participate in their own governance. but i'm -- i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps in the road. >> he said the developments of the middle east are bumps in the road. yethyti bumps in the road. we had an ambassador assassinated, we had a muslim brotherhood member elected to the presidency of egypt, 20,000 pele have been killed in syria. these e not bumps in the road eseanlis, these are developments we don't want to see. this is time for a president who will shape events in the middle east not just be at mercy to the events in the middle east. >> mike, we talk about how mitt romney's out of t
FOX News
Sep 25, 2012 6:00pm PDT
's right. i think it was irresponsible for romney to go out and make comments before knowing what's going on. >> we've got to get professional with our foreign policy. we have to understand there is some reality to peace through strength and trying to be soft and apologetic as a foreign policy tool is the dumbest thing we can do. >> the president made no apology in that speech today. >> bill: joe, let me ask you this question. joe, he was pandering -- i was embarrassed frankly to watch him give the speech. >> i was proud of him. >> bill: didn't talk about the block there was a crucifix in urine. >> read the speech. read the speech. >> bill: joe, you got to stop interrupting. juan at interrupting. one at a time. >> you interrupt me, i won't interrupt you. >> bill: that's the way it works. this is a picture of mohamed morsi, former muslim brotherhood head referred to the israelis as vampires, was part of a terrorist organization, gets $2 billion, american dollars, a year, and i want to know, he says that we're not necessarily an ally of egypt, he's aligning with iran. why should we give mor
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 4:00pm EDT
of ideological divergence between romney and obama. those are the two critical issues here. on foreign policy generally the president has had an advantage. somewhat unusual for a democrat. seen more capable handling foreign policy. his job approval have been better than ratings on domestic policy. but with netanyahu raising the question -- with the differences being made so visible by netanyahu's own visibility, the question for jewish support in a couple places that could matter. it's not inconceivable given the arguments from the israeli prime minister. >> they're not going to meet face-to-face. they're both obviously here in the united states. but there will be a phone call tomorrow. what's the political fallout from this decision that someone made that the president should not get together with netanyahu during these final weeks of this election? >> well, look, relationships are fraught between president obama and netanyahu as they were between clinton and netanyahu. netanyahu and his view of the world and what it takes to make israel secure is closer to a neocon republican view of what i
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 5:30pm PDT
percent and make sure i become the next president. >> reporter: in the wake of that video romney out with a new ad. straight to come were. >> president obama and i care about poor and middle class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. >> reporter: tonight the president continued to take aim. >> i don't believe we can get very far with leaders who might off half the nation with a bunch of victims who never take responsibility for their own lives. i don't see a lot of victims. i see hard-working ohioans. that's what i see. >> reporter: also revealed in the new poll a huge deficit for romney among women. the president with a 20-point lead in ohio, a 20-point lead in florida. we asked about his most powerful surrogate his wife. >> we heard from your wife, ann who responded to criticism within your own party. >> stop it. this is hard. you want to try it get in the ring. >> i know you've been in the ring before. you've heard it all before. you heard your wife that fired up about the incoming fire. i think it's what you say to your wife. >> ann is a very
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 1:00pm PDT
. what's your policy? >>> a unook at mitt romney, the picture of the republican nominee long before he became a politician that you've probably never seen before. you'll see it right here in "the situation room." ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you engineer a true automotive breakthrough? ♪ you give it bold new styling, unsurpassed luxury and nearly 1,000 improvements. introducing the redesigned 2013 glk. see your authorized mercedes-benz dealer for exceptional offers through mercedes-benz financial services. and get outstanding deals with the travelocity fall hotel sale. you can save up to 40% on select hotels. so book your hotel now and save up to 40%. hurry, offer ends soon. book now at travelocity. >>> strong words today from the defense secretary leon panetta declaring unequivocally that the deadly attack on the united states ambassador chris stevens and three other americans in libya was in his words clearly the work of terrorists. >> the reason i think it pretty clearly it was a terrorist attack is because a group of terrorists obviously conducted that attack on the consulate. a
CNN
Sep 28, 2012 1:00pm PDT
people that we should hear from on foreign policy given all of the missteps that mitt romney has made. but look, wolf, beyond the political nature of this whole inquiry, we need to look at the fact that al qaeda leaders posted a video a day before the attack on september 10th which mr. alvarez wa ri wanted to avhe of one of his deputin libya. he called upon libyans to, you know, try torounrest. so look i thin one of the things we should do right now is to let congress -- members of congress investigate this. they will investigate this. senator kerry along with senator has sent a letter to the administration answering very important questions that i think the american people will want to know. on the short end of this, i doubt very seriously that the administration will try to mislead the american people at a time when as we all know that this administration has been hunting down al qaeda leaders all throughout the middle east and northern africa as well. >> i don't know if you heard, david, mike huckaby suggests this could be worse than watergate. watergate he points out no one was ki
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 9:00pm PDT
exactly what you said. that the romney campaign was going to make this about ideas, that they were realizing that making this about economic policy, by being really specific and you know, not taking -- by really accepting that voters do want to hear specifics, they do want to hear a plan -- >> okay. we have to take a short break. i want to just tease, really, the secret softy side of mitt romney. could this picture that i'm going to show you and talk about after the break, there it is, it doesn't get more heartwarming than this. i'll explain exactly what he's up to in that picture. that could be to me a game changer. ♪ keys, keys, keys, keys, keys. ♪ well, he's not very handsome ♪ to look at [ sighs ] ♪ oh, he's shaggy ♪ and he eats like a hog [ male announcer ] the volkswagen jetta. available with advanced keyless technology. control everything from your pocket, purse, or wherever. that's the power of german engineering. ♪ that dirty, old egg-suckin' dog ♪ begins with back pain and a choice. take advil, and maybe have to take up to four in a day. or take aleve, which
CNN
Sep 26, 2012 10:00am PDT
's your policy? >>> we told you about the ohio poll that spells very bad news for mitt romney. what we haven't yet mentioned is florida. florida. yet another one of these tossup states here, the biggest tossup state of all, florida is also breaking obama. obama, you can see, leading mitt romney nine points, nine points now in florida. this is the poll by new york times, cbs news, quinnipiac university. obama's lead in ohio is by ten points. this is -- this is that very same poll. as we talk about the significance here, let's just view it this way. right now, cnn sees obama very likely to win at least 237 electoral votes come election day. were he to win ohio and florida, that would mean re-election for barack obama without having to win any other tossup states, any of them. he would have 284 electoral votes to win. the magic number is 270. romney and obama, no surprise, both are in the state of ohio today. each spoke within this past half hour. i want to play some sound, this is -- we go with the president first. this is a jab at mitt romney for his controversial statement about 47% of
CNN
Sep 25, 2012 8:00am PDT
romney speaking at the clinton global initiative, a, he looked very presidential as he gave this address. b, he talked foreign aid and foreign policy, and i want to get your take on his word. look, we spend a lot of money on foreign aid around this world. are we doing it the right way? he says no. >> are you running a sound bite or do you want me to just talk? >> i want you to react and let me know. that message he gave was so specific. we're throwing money and social services and not doing the investments. >> there's no doubt that the united states can be doing it in a much more effective way. a lot of the foreign aid, and it's really a tiny percentage of the overall u.s. budget, people think that u.s. foreign aid is enormous. if it's 1%, that's a lot. 's not even that much sometimes. it's a relatively small amount of the federal budget every single year, but it's critically important in a lot of developing countries. they need the money. they just need it to be provided in a smarter, more efficient way that will help these folks down the road, and there's some great ideas at the clinto
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